Philippe Thuriot

Category:muzikant, docent
Brussel, 1968
Genre(s):Klassiek, Jazz, Folk
Instrument(s):accordeon
Actual/previous member of:RadioKUKAorkest, Zephyr Ensemble, Zapatango

Biography

Philippe Thuriot was born in 1968 in Brussels and is an all-round accordionist and eminent performer who has made his mark at the highest levels in a repertoire that embraces as well classical as contemporary music.
He studied accordion in Antwerpen and at the Music Academy of Copenhagen under the tutelage of Mogens Ellegaard.
Through the years he has won several international prizes among which are prizes in the international accordion contest “Hugo Herrmann-Wettbewerb” in Germany  and “Tenuto”in Belgium.

He has performed as a soloist in many ensembles and orchestras such as Prometheus, Oxalys, the VRT-philharmonic orchestra, Ictus and the “Ensemble 20. Jahrhundert”  in Vienna.
He has toured for instance twice with the international dance company “Les ballets C de la B” by Alain Platel. The first tour was in 1996 with the production “La Tristeza Complice”(Henry Purcell /Dick Van der Harst) and the second tour was in 2008 with “Pitié” (J.S. Bach/Fabrizio Cassol). This world tour ends in Kinshasa and was filmed by Arte.
He performed in music theatre productions from Walpurgis with music from Peter Vermeersch (Charms) and with the  Muziek Lod (with Lode Vercampt, Kristof Roseeuw and An de Donder).

But his first love is never far away : improvisation, jazz and original compositions.
He regularly does concerts with Aka Moon, Tcha Limberger, Steve Houben, Jacques Pirotton,
Rony Verbiest, Charles Loos, which are only a few established names in the world of jazz.
In 2004 Philippe wrote songs for the CD «Valses» with Catherine Delasalle.
Johan Verminnen asked him for his tour “Verminnen 60” .
He wrote for Radio Kuka (jazz band) in collaboration with jazz musician Ellery  Eskelin from New York (CD De Werf).

The vocal ensemble Capilla Flamenca invited him in …. to improvise on works  from the 15th century composer Alexander Agricola. This resulted in a wonderful tour with a.o. concerts in the Netherlands, France, Poland and the Czech Republic.
In 2012 Philippe appeared in the ‘Festival van Vlaanderen in Kortrijk’ performing integrally the
Goldbergvariaties by J.S. Bach. Therefore he transcribes the harpsichord score for accordion.

As from 1998 Philippe Thuriot becomes professor and teaches accordion at the School of Arts in Ghent.
 He does this up to today with great passion, he is a man who lives, breathes and feels every  note

Ravel - CouperinRavel - Couperin (2018)
Baroque, 20th century
Philippe Thuriot, Maurice Ravel, Fran├žois Couperin
J.S. Bach - Goldberg VariationsJ.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations (2015)
Baroque
Philippe Thuriot, Johann Sebastian Bach
ValsesValses (2004)
Folk, chanson
Catherine Delasalle, Philippe Thuriot
Ravel - CouperinRavel - Couperin (2018)
Baroque, 20th century
Philippe Thuriot, Maurice Ravel, Fran├žois Couperin
J.S. Bach - Goldberg VariationsJ.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations (2015)
Baroque
Philippe Thuriot, Johann Sebastian Bach
Dirk D'AseDirk D'Ase (2008)
21st century / contemporary
Wiener Concert-Verein, Dirk D'Ase, Klangforum Wien, Ulf Schirmer, Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, Sylvain Cambreling, Peter Burwik
Terry Riley: in CTerry Riley: in C (2000)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Ictus, BL!NDMAN, Terry Riley
Johan De Smet - Requiem EuthanasiaJohan De Smet - Requiem Euthanasia (1996)
20th century
Het Goeyvaerts Consort, Johan De Smet, Marc Michael De Smet
Hark!Hark! (1995)
classical, 21st century / contemporary
Dick van der Harst